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Illinois Terminal - Iron Horse Trestle

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North Market Street overpass

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Overview
Elevated plate girder trestle over numerous city streets on the Illinois Terminal Railroad in St. Louis
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Abandoned but awaiting plans to convert into a pedestrian trail. Purchased by Great Rivers Greenway District.
History
Built in 1930 by the McClintic-Marshall Company of Chicago, Illinois
Builder
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Illinois Terminal Railroad (IT; ITC)
- Illinois Traction System (ITS)
- Interurban
- Railroad Switching Service of Missouri (RSM)
- Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 4,450.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 25.0 ft.
Also called
Great River Greenway - Iron Horse Trestle (Future Name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.65149, -90.18572   (decimal degrees)
38°39'05" N, 90°11'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/744905/4281862 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Granite City
Elevation
430 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 36665 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2015: New photo from Lee Smith
  • May 25, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
  • October 12, 2010: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • October 11, 2010: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Corrected year of construction, added builder
  • April 16, 2009: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • April 13, 2009: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • March 29, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: added coordinates and elevation
  • November 25, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey: added category
  • June 4, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Kim Harvey
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mark Dellbringge
  • Luke
  • Lee Smith - ljsmith_32 [at] hotmail [dot] com